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SHAPE the IBC show 2016!

logo the IBC Show 2016!

The most important broadcast, cinema and video industry event in the World is coming quickly with a lot of expectations about technological developments, new mass Internet distribution channels, new content strategies and emerging digital markets.

As always, many players are preparing their best suits to reach potential customers with new ideas and projects and they’re ready to take over the show. Some of them like Canon and Sony seize the moment to present new products. Others instead, reinforce their credibility upon their most renowned solutions.

Canadian manufacturer SHAPE comes this year as an established name in the field of camera supports as well as one of the finest industry leaders when speaking of on-set accessories. The company patented their Red Push Button Technology, which has made Camera teams a lot faster when they have to do complex movements on tiny spaces.

At the last NAB Show, they released their exclusive Camera Wood Handles, Director’s ICON Series, FS5 Accessories and the Atomos Flame Accessories Series, which make the work of many directors of photography and their teams more efficient since they allow easier footage visualization and camera manipulation.

And since then, they didn’t stop bringing other solutions to a growing filmmaking market, making unusual cameras more usable, even suitable for some type of work that includes tight areas permitting a different point of view for today’s audience.

Among them, users can count on a whole new set of accessories for the Blackmagic URSA Mini. You can bolster your Mini with SHAPE using our Remote Extension Handle or completing it with SHAPE’s many tools like its Quick Release Baseplate, Telescopic Arms with Handles or simply by getting a bundle with or without Matte Box.

Now SHAPE focus their attention on other members of media production crews, modeling new cages for top industry field video monitors like the Atomos Inferno and the Blackmagic 4k Video Assist. These products will let teams increase mobility on the set. The cages, also, bring extreme protection to those pieces of equipment making in-camera sequences easier to check on the field by directors and their immediate teams.

SHAPE’s Monitor solutions permit little production crews to save money and time watching their clips securely during shoots. Documentary filmmakers can now face the harshest climate conditions without worrying too much about breaking their equipment. All of that thanks to SHAPE’s cages and rigs.

SHAPE didn’t forget the Canon C series users. We have released two key products in order to offer them a better experience with their cameras. The SHAPE Canon C Series Re-locator Handgrip was designed to mount on an arm with a Red Push Button thanks to its Double Quick Handle Rosette. It connects to the Canon C-series Handle and can be inserted on a Push Button Handle to extend its capabilities. Thus, it offers better access to Canon C-Series camera functions.

Meanwhile, our new M2 V-Mount Power Cage Series delivers easy power mount solution for these cameras.

Big camera equipment companies like Canon, Sony, Blackmagic and Atomos rely on SHAPE products to boost their solutions making them real hard working, ready to shoot machines. SHAPE is always thinking on better ways to fit the needs of Audiovisual Production Professionals.

This year, we hope to see you at IBC to share our history and our future. Please come to visit us in the booth 12.C51, we’ll be pleased to meet you!    


Blackmagic Cinema Camera

Best solution for the Blackmagic Cinema Camera ?

SHΛPE offers 3 rig solutions and multiple accessories for the newest Blackmagic Cinema Camera.
The Blackmagic handheld is more of a handheld / tripod uses.

The Blackmagic shoulder mount is  for the EVF / external monitor users. the shoulder rig has a straight configuration.

The Blackmagic Shoulder mount off-set is for the Blackmagic cinema camera screen users. the shoulder rig has an off-set base plate position - to allow the cameraman to use the camera screen.

it is possible to buy the part separately and create your own rig.




Which camera rig will work best best the new Sony PMW F55 & F5 ?

The 7000 V-LOCK QUICK RELEASE BASE PLATE is the right F55 & F5 shoulder rig solution. the three slots on the base plate allows a universal mounting for the camera. The front adjustable rod blocs can be fixed at the right position for the F55 & F5.



The best SHAPE support for a DSLR?



Will it be possible to balance front to back so it isn't heavy on the arms?



Where to find a SHAPE resellers near my location?

  • All SHAPE resellers are located in the section "Where to buy". by entering your zip code, country or city, you may find a resellers near your location. If not, it's always possible to directly by on SHAPE website



What is the SHAPE warranty?

  •           SHΛPE offers a lifetime warranty on all CNC machined parts manufactured by SHΛPE that are defective or broken by reason of improper workmanship or materials in the course of normal and reasonable use of the product(s). All other products are covered by a 1 year warranty.

  • Before sending any defective or broken pieces to SHΛPE for repair or replacement, the client must request a return merchandise authorization (RMA) from ( so that he can provide an RMA number. Photos of the damaged product are required for approval of the return.
  • Fees may be charged to the client if the product has been improperly used or if the pieces are not covered by the aforementioned warranty.
  • If the warranty is seen to be applicable and the repairs are simple or only require hardware pieces, SHΛPE will provide directly to the client, at no cost, the necessary pieces to repair the product.
  •           If the return has been accepted (with RMA number), the client must pay the shipping fee to send his defective product to SHΛPE for repair. No exchange or reimbursement of the product will be authorized if the product has been used and is in good condition.

  • Repaired products will be returned to the client on Mondays via regular shipping (economy). If the client requires a faster shipping service, he will be required to pay the difference of the shipping fee in advance.
  • SHΛPE reserves the right to charge restocking and repackaging fees.